Pensacola, Fl

  This isn’t your average pet turtle.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) researchers were examining the traps when they came across a 100-pound male turtle.

FWC says it is collaborating with researchers in Florida and Georgia on the new species discovered in 2014.

According to the researchers, six traps – each measuring four feet in diameter – have been set up in the new river. The New River is a 31-mile long tributary of the Santa Fe River, north of Gainesville.

Along with the 100-pound males, the crew also captured a 46-pound female and a 64-pound man. FWC believes turtles are between 40-80 years old.

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  1. “Along with the 100-pound males, the crew also captured a 46-pound female and a 64-pound man. FWC believes turtles are between 40-80 years old.”

    A 64-pound man? Please elaborate.

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